FREE SPEECH SHOWDOWN IN SMALL-TOWN AMERICA

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All eyes are on Tennessee tonight, as the fight for the very soul of America comes to a very small town: Manchester, Tennessee, a town no bigger than 60,000 people. (Almost 2,000 people were there — that’s three percent of the local population.) This was the perhaps unlikely venue for a seminar led by a U.S. attorney and an FBI special agent on how “inflammatory” speech against Muslims violated civil rights laws. Nowhere was it ever explained how there could be honest examination of Islam’s teachings of jihad that wouldn’t be “inflammatory” — and that was just the point.

There were close to 800 people filling the small room to way beyond capacity. The lines were three deep along the wall, with folks spilling out into the hallways — plus many hundreds more outside. Those outside weren’t missing much — unless they were in the mood to be admonished and hectored as xenophobes, bigots and racists by an Islamic supremacist spokesman and two Obama officials who steadfastly refused to address the elephant in the room: the reality of jihad terror and Islamic supremacism, no matter how many times the boisterous crowd called them on their nonsense.

U.S. Attorney Bill Killian gave a power point presentation on hate crimes and hate speech. From beginning to end it was full of condescension, smears, charges that the crowd was racist, and thinly-veiled threats that truthful speech about Islam could be prosecuted. Never once did he address the fact that people aren’t concerned about Muslims because of racism and xenophobia, but because of the reality of jihad terror and the uniform denial and obfuscation, and victimhood posturing, that follows from Muslim communities after every jihad attack. Killian even stooped so low as to claim a sharp rise in “religiously-motivated hate crimes,” without ever informing the crowd that he was lumping in anti-Semitic hate crimes (which are at worldwide record levels, largely due to Islamic antisemitism) with anti-Muslim hate crimes. FBI special agent Kenneth Moore was little better. Both echoed the Islamic supremacist speaker’s opening remarks, all about how the people of Tennessee had to learn to be welcoming of people who were different.

Read more at Atlas Shrugs with more photos

 

Obama’s First Political Prisoner Begins One-Year Prison Sentence

By Daniel Greenfield at Front Page:

“When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross,” Sinclair Lewis wrote in, “It Can’t Happen Here.” But as it turns out, fascism came to America wearing an Obama 2012 photo, filtered through Instagram, and carrying a Koran.

Charles Woods, the father of the murdered SEAL left to die by Obama in Benghazi, reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him, that they were going to “arrest and prosecute” the man behind the Mohammed movie.

Mission accomplished.

Mark Basseley Youssef may be a scoundrel and a liar. His movie may be hideous and false. He may have violated his probation. But there are probation violators all over the country today, roaming free after getting a slap on the wrist for their probation violation. The probation violation is a pretext. Youssef’s imprisonment is for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. Obama is trying to appease the Muslims who rioted and killed over the video, and to do what he can against the freedom of speech now, until such time as he can get “hate speech” laws in place that will enable him to finish the job.

Youssef had one of the top Federal prosecutors in California sicced on him and the same media maggots who threw a hysterical fit when Ari Fleischer merely told Bill Maher to shut up, have nothing to say. Oh pardon me, they do have something to say. They assure us that this political prosecution has nothing to do with the movie.

None of the violations had to do with the content of “Innocence of Muslims,” a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and womanizer.

That’s according to the AP. But according to the Prosecutor actually handling the case… .

However, Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Dugdale argued Youseff’s lies about his identity have caused harm to others, including the film’s cast and crew. The movie sparked violence in the Middle East, killing dozens.

So it’s not about the movie, except it’s about the movie. So Obama has his first political prisoner, probably not the last. Muslims get upset easily and it will take a lot of political prisoners to appease them.

Freedom of Speech? Oh it’s one of those we used to have in the old America. Like Freedom of Religion. Before the thing that couldn’t happen here… happened here.

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Shortly after Youssef left the courtroom, his lawyer, Steven Seiden, came to the front steps of the courthouse and told reporters his client wanted to send a message.

“The one thing he wanted me to tell all of you is President Obama may have gotten Osama bin Laden, but he didn’t kill the ideology,” Seiden said. source

FBI Foils Attempted Terrorist Attack to Blow Up NY Fed Building

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Federal law enforcement officials foiled an attempted terrorist attack by a  Bangladeshi national on Wednesday to blow up the New York Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan with what the man believed was a 1,000-pound  bomb.

The officials stressed the public was never in harm’s way as the would-be  terrorist was actually working with an undercover FBI agent as part of a sting  operation.

The U.S. Attorney’s office for the Eastern District of New York said the  defendant, Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, 21, faces charges of attempting  to use a weapon of mass destruction and attempting to provide material support  to al-Qaeda.

A law enforcement official told FOX News there is no evidence that Nafis was  actually directed by al-Qaeda.

Further, a U.S. official said the defendant’s first target was President  Obama, which the criminal complaint refers to as “a high-ranking  official.”

Nafis, who traveled to the U.S. in January 2012 for the purpose of conducting  a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, is currently in federal custody, the officials  said.

“The defendant thought he was striking a blow to the American economy,” U.S.  Attorney Loretta Lynch said in a statement. “He thought he was directing  confederates and fellow believers. At every turn, he was wrong, and his  extensive efforts to strike at the heart of the nation’s financial system were  foiled by effective law.”

Nafis, who had been living in Jamaica, N.Y., was provided explosives from an  undercover FBI agent that he met online and believed to be an accomplice.

The Bangladeshi national had parked a van filled with what he thought was a  1,000-pound bomb outside of the fortress-like building that is located on  Liberty Street. He then went to the Millennium Hotel near the World Trade Center  where he called what he believed was a cell phone detonator inside the van,  which did not explode.

After the suspect raised red flags by posting about Jihad online, the FBI  agent made contact about three months ago and helped him plan for the fake  attack.

“Attempting to destroy a landmark building and kill or maim untold numbers of  innocent bystanders is about as serious as the imagination can conjure. The  defendant faces appropriately severe consequences,” Mary Galligan, acting  assistant director of the FBI, said in a separate statement. “The FBI continues  to place the highest priority on preventing acts of terrorism.”

The criminal complaint alleges that Nafis reported having “overseas  connections to al-Qaeda” and “actively sought out” terrorist contacts within the  U.S. to assist him in carrying out the attack. One of the individuals he  attempted to recruit was actually a source for the FBI, officials  said.

Nafis wrote a statement intended to claim responsibility for the attack,  saying he wanted to “destroy America” and believed the best way to do so was to  target the U.S. economy, the complaint said. Nafis included quotes from dead  terrorist leader Osama bin Laden to justify an attack he expected to kill women  and children, officials said.

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